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Coda
Coda Atlantic Records 90051 (Remastered 92444)
Produced by Jimmy Page
Released November 19, 1982



1. We're Gonna Groove (Ben E. King/James Bethea)
2. Poor Tom (Page/Plant)
3. I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)
4. Walter's Walk (Page/Plant)
5. Ozone Baby (Page/Plant)
6. Darlene (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham)
7. Bonzo's Montreux (Bonham)
8. Wearing and Tearing (Page/Plant)
*9. Baby Come On Home (Page/Plant/Bert Berns)
*10. Travelling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)
*11. White Summer / Black Mountain Side (Page)
*12. Hey Hey What Can I Do (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham)
*Only included on the version of Coda in the Complete Studio Recordings boxed set.

1. We're Gonna Groove
Hear my baby coming down the track,
Bet you my baby's coming back.
Someday she'll get back to me,
And we gonna raise a family.

We're gonna groove.
My baby we're gonna love,
Until the brink of day.

Sweet as sweet as sweet can be,
You don't know what you do to me.
Let me say you're my one desire,
You just set my soul on fire.

We're gonna groove.
My baby we're gonna love,
Until the brink of day.

Sweet as sweet as sweet can be,
Let me tell you you don't know what you do to me.
You just set my soul on fire,
Woman you know you're my one desire.

We're gonna groove.
My baby we're gonna love,
Until the brink of day.

2. Poor Tom     guitar/bass tabdrum transcriptionsound sample
Here's a tale of Tom,
Who worked the rivers run.
His wife would cook his meat,
But he wouldn't care to eat.

Poor Tom,
Seventh son,
Always knew what's going on.

Ain't a thing that you can hide from Tom.
There ain't nothing that you can hide from Tom.

Worked for thirty years,
Sharing hopes and fears.
Dreaming of the day,
He could turn and say:

"Poor Tom,
Work's gone,
Lazing out in the noonday sun."

Ain't a thing that you can hide from Tom.
There ain't nothing that you can hide from Tom.

His wife was Ellie May,
One of many games she played.
When Tom was out of town,
She couldn't keep her dresses down.

Poor Tom,
Seventh son,
Always knew what's going on.

Ain't a thing that you can hide from Tom.
Ain't nothing that you can hide from Tom.

And so it was one day,
That Tom caught Ellie May.
Tom took a gun in his hand,
And stopped all the running around.

Poor Tom,
Seventh son,
Gotta die for what you've done.

All those years of work are thrown away.
To ease your mind is that all you can say?
But what about that grandson on your knee?
And railroad song is he could be.

3. I Can't Quit You Baby     guitar/bass tabsound sample
I can't quit you babe.
So I think I'm gonna put you down for a while.
I can't quit you babe.
I think I'm gonna put you down for a while.
I said you messed up my happy home.
Made me mistreat my only child.

You know I love you babe.
My love for you I could never hide.
You know I love you babe.
My love for you I could never hide.
When I feel you near me little girl,
I know you are my one desire.

When you hear me moaning and groaning babe,
You know it hurts me deep down inside.
When you hear me moaning and groaning babe,
You know it hurts me deep down inside.
When you hear me, You know you're my one desire.

4. Walter's Walk
It feels so strange to be at the door,
Trying hard to change but can't let go.
Crying tears of pain and more and more,
Everyday is the same as the one before.

I'm walking the floor over you.

Every heart that breaks is a heart that's gold,
To the hand that takes your dream that's sold.
Is it long to wait? Is it much too late?
Sometimes it's hard when you wanted the pain.

You know it's hard,
I said it's hard,
You know it's true.
I said it's hard,
You know it's hard,
You know it's true.

Every tear that falls the smile is gone.
When you hear the call can you count the cards?
Can you stand alone? Do you want [????]?
Can you step aside does it matter now?

Every love that's shared [????] away.
Can't hide in the light for the heart [????].
Every day of [????].
She was smiling a tear and her waters fall.

I'm walking the floor over you.

Every tear that falls the smile is gone.
When you hear the call can you count the cards?
Can you stand alone? Do you want [????]?
Can you step aside does it matter now?

5. Ozone Baby
I hear you knock on my door.
I ain't been saving this thing for you honey.
Don't want you ringin my bell.
It's too late for you to be my honey.

It's my love.
It's my own true love.
It's my love.
It's my own true love, my own.

Don't want you wastin my time.
Tired of you doin the things that you do.
It's no use standin in line.
Follow the line you better follow queue.

It's my love.
It's my own true love.
It's my love.
It's my own true love, my own.

I could stay on the river run,
But I know that's just.
I could wish for a million years,
But I know I'm still at home.
I could cry within the darkness,
And sail away.
I could trade a lifetime of [????],
Because you know what I said.

It's my love.
It's my own true love.
It's my love.
It's my own true love, my own.

6. Darlene
Darlene.
Darlene.
Darlene.
Darlene.
Darlene.
Darlene.
Come on baby give me some.

When I see you at that dance,
With your tight dress on,
What you got it sure is fine,
I wanna get me some.

Darlene.
Darlene.
Darlene.
Be my baby.

Darlene.
Darlene.
Darlene.
Come back and be my sweet little girl.
When I see you on the street,
It makes my heart go flitter,
I see you walkin with all those guys,
It makes me feel so sick.

And I don't care what people say,
And I don't care what they do.
Sweet child I gotta make you mine.
You're the only thing that I want, you.
And baby baby when you walk down the block,
See the people [?look?],
You drive me wild.
I gotta do it really gonna try.

Oh baby I got my car,
I'll take you as far.
I'm gonna take you every place,
I'm gonna boogie-woogie-woogie-woogie.

I'm gonna prove it Darlene.
I'm gonna make you my girl.
I'm gonna boogie Darlene.
I'm gonna send ya in another world.

Cause I love Darlene,
I gotta love her,
Yes I do.
I've been savin all my money.
I've been workin all day long.
I gotta give it all back to you.

But I love Darlene.
Yes I love you, yes I do.
I've been working too, I've been working every day,
I've been trying to get home to you.

And I love you Darlene.
Yes I love you I do.
I got a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
Iím saving it all for you.
Oh I love you.

7. Bonzo's Montreux
[instrumental]

8. Wearing and Tearing
It starts out like a murmur,
Then it grows like thunder,
Until it bursts inside of you.
Try to hold it steady,
Wait until you're ready,
Any second now will do.
Throw the door wide open,
Not a word is spoken,
Anything that you want to do.

Don't you feel the same way?
Don't you feel the same way?
But you don't know what to do.
No time for hesitating,
Ain't no time for hesitating,
All you got to do is move.
They say you're feeling blue,
I just found a cure,
It's a thing you gotta do.

You say your body's aching,
I know that it's aching,
Chill bumps come up on you.
Yeah the funny fool,
I love the funny fool,
Just like fooling after school.
And then you ask for mediciation,
Who cares for medication,
When you've worn away the cure.

Go back to the country,
Yeah go back to the country,
Feel a change is good for you.
When you keep convincing,
Don't keep convincing,
What's that creeping up behind a you?
It's just an old friend,
It's just an old friend,
And what's that he's got for you?

9. Baby Come On Home
There was a time,
I used to call you on my very own.
We were so happy woman,
Talkin' for hours and hours on the telephone.
Then one day,
I set you up to walk right outta my life,
Leavin' me all by myself,
All alone to cry every night.

Oooh, I want you to come back home, yeah.
Sweet little girl, been away so long.

Now listen to me.
I said I made up my mind,
Woman when you left me there, oh,
I was gonna find another sweet lover,
Who gonna feel all of my all of my all of my cares.
So I met a sweet little girl,
Just about as nice as she could be, oh.
I fell in love with that woman,
But she turned around and did the same thing again to me, oh.

Oh, baby, baby, please come home, home yeah.
I know, been away so long.
I want you to please come home, oh.

So I made up my mind,
I gonna crawl right back to you woman.
I'm gonna plead and plead and plead, yeah,
'Till you're here by my side.
I can't even walk down the same old streets we used to walk down,
'Cause I keep thinkin about all the good times.
Keep thinkin' about it I wanna make you mine.

Oh, babe, babe, babe, please come home, yeah.

I want you to, oh,
I want you to come back runnin home to me woman.
I want you to think about when we walked through the trees together.
You know we had such a real good time.
Woah here they come.
I believe it's always callin',
Do you feel the brown leaf against your face you oughta sing and shout.

10. Travelling Riverside Blues     guitar/bass tab
Asked sweet mama,
Let me be her kid.
She said "You might get hurt,
If you don't keep it hid."
Well I know my baby,
If I see her in the dark.
I said I know my rider,
If I see her in the dark.

Now I going to Rosedale,
Take my rider by my side.
Still barrelhouse,
If it's on the riverside.
I know my baby,
Is really sloppy drunk.
I know my mama,
A brownskin but she ain't no plum.

See my baby tell her,
Tell her hurry home.
Had no loving since,
My baby been gone.
See my baby,
Tell hurry on home.
I ain't had my right mind,
Since my rider's been gone.

Hey she promises,
She's my rider.
I wanna tell you,
She's my rider.
I know you're mine,
She's my rider.
She ain't but sixteen,
But she's my rider.

I'm going to Rosedale,
Take my rider by side.
Anybody argue with me man,
I'll keep them satisfied.
Well see my baby tell her,
Tell her the shape I'm in.
Ain't had no loving,
Since you know when.

She's a kindhearted lady,
She studies evil all the time.
She's a kindhearted woman,
She studies evil all the time.

Squeeze my lemon,
Till the juice runs down my leg.
Squeeze it so hard,
I fall right out of bed.
Squeeze my lemon,
Till the juice runs down my leg.
The way that you squeeze it girl,
I swear I'm gonna fall right out of bed.

She's my kindhearted lady,
I'm gonna take my rider by my side.
I said her front teeth are lined with gold.
She's gotta mortgage on my body,
Gotta lien on my soul.
She's my brownskin sugar plum.

11. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
[instrumental]

12. Hey Hey What Can I Do     guitar/bass tab
Wanna tell you about the girl I love,
My she looks so fine.
She's the only one that I been dreaming of,
Maybe someday she will be all mine.
I wanna tell her that I love her so,
I thrill with her every touch.
I need to tell her she's the only one I really love.

I got a woman, wanna ball all day.
I got a woman, she won't be true no.
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time.
I said I got a little woman and she won't be true.

Sunday morning when we go down to church,
See the menfolk standing in line.
I said they come to pray to the lord,
With my little girl looks so fine.
In the evening when the sun is sinking low,
Everybody's with the one they love.
I walk the town,
Keep a-searching all around,
Looking for my street corner girl.

I got a woman, wanna ball all day.
I got a woman, she won't be true no.
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time.
I said I got a little woman and she won't be true.

In the bars with the men who play guitars,
Singing drinking and remembering the times.
My little lover does a midnight shift,
She followed around all the time.
I guess there's just one thing a-left for me to do,
Gonna pack my bags and move on my way.
Cause I got a worried mind,
Sharing what I thought was mine.
Gonna leave her where the guitars play.

I got a woman, she won't be true no.
I got a woman, wanna ball all day.
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time.
I got a little woman and she won't be true.